Civilization and Its Discontents (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)
Dover Publications, 9780486282534, 80pp.
Publication Date: June 20, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/31/2011)
Paperback, Chinese (8/6/2014)
Paperback, Chinese (8/9/2014)
Compact Disc (6/1/2011)
MP3 CD (6/1/2011)
In a sense, such guilt is among civilization's building blocks, keeping aggressive and selfish instincts within bounds. But it can also be a source of great frustration, and Freud examines at length many ways of dealing with guilt, from artistic and scientific pursuits to abuse of drink and drugs. The great psychologist offers revealing insights into the motivation behind human behavior as well as the evolution of many social institutions. This seminal study reveals the struggles to resolve conflicts and cast off guilt as spurs to the growth of civilization and culture.